AAVMC Congratulates Warwick Arden on His Appointment as Provost at NC State University
January 19, 2011 – AAVMC Immediate Past-President Warwick A. Arden has been named provost and executive vice chancellor at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Arden's appointment was made on December 1, 2010, by Chancellor Randy Woodson and approved by the NC State Board of Trustees’ Academic Affairs and Personnel Committee.
"The AAVMC is thrilled that Dr. Arden has been appointed to this position," said Willie M. Reed, DVM, Ph.D., president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). "He provided tremendous leadership to the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine, and his experience, vision, and administrative skills are sure to benefit the university as a whole."
Arden served as NC State's interim provost since May 2009. Before being named interim provost, he served as dean of NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine for almost five years, overseeing more than 155 faculty members and 400 staffers, and administering a budget of $68 million. Before coming to NC State, Arden was head of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine, director of the Surgical Research Program for the Division of General Surgery at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, and assistant professor of surgery at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
A native of Australia, Arden received his BVSc and DCVS from the University of Sydney in 1981 and 1982, respectively. He earned a master’s degree in physiology from Michigan State University in 1989 and a Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics at the University of Kentucky in 1993. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.